Mary Hinesly


Lecturer of American Business History and Business Communication

University of Michigan

Mary Hinesly, MBA, DBA, has been with the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan for over a dozen years. She teaches digital business systems, processes, and business communication.

She has over 20 years in the private sector and was a successful COO in the retail industry. Hinesly has also served as the Director of Educational Content and Research for the National Retail Federation. 

Hinesly is a highly requested consultant, presenter, and coach on the topic of business, leadership, innovation, communication, and technology. She has been involved with companies on digital transformation and business communication including Google, Cisco, Amazon, Jive, Microsoft, Kellogg’s, PwC, Wacker Chemical, GE, Unilever, LVMH, The New York Times, United Technologies, and more. She presents workshops and seminars for executives. Her research and consulting work focus on business communication and digital transformation.